Float Like a Buttahfly — Kerry Wong

A graphic depicting a butterfly winding through the sky.

Kerry lives in New York with her husband, the boy next door she’s had a crush on since she was a child. She was diagnosed with sarcoidosis in 2015, after an eight-year search for answers. Though medically retired, she remains an active volunteer, turning her focus toward advocacy for the sarcoidosis, arthritis, and chronic illness communities. In 2020, Kerry co-founded nonprofit Stronger Than Sarcoidosis with three others in her sarcoidosis family. Through her column, Kerry shares how chronic illness has led to transformation and invites readers to float with her, “like a buttahfly.”